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There are 12 ways to get from Leicester to Amsterdam by train, car ferry, bus, car, car train or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  6h 2m

  1. Take the train from Leicester to London St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras Int. to Amsterdam Centraal Eurostar

$137 - $375

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Bus  •  14h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from London to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk Ouibus

$32 - $44

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Train, car ferry  •  14h 16m

  1. Take the train from Leicester to Cambridge
  2. Take the train from Cambridge to Harwich International
  3. Take the car ferry from Harwich to Hook of Holland
  4. Take the train from Schiedam Centrum to Amsterdam Centraal

$152 - $208

Drive, car ferry  •  7h 18m

  1. Drive from Leicester to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Amsterdam

$119 - $178

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  7h 2m

  1. Drive from Leicester to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Amsterdam

$264 - $310

Train to Birmingham, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  4h 50m

  1. Take the train from Leicester to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) BHX - AMS

$89 - $275

Train to London Luton, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  4h 46m

  1. Take the train from Leicester to Luton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) LTN - AMS

$74 - $208

Train to London City, fly to Rotterdam, train  •  4h 56m

  1. Take the train from Leicester to London St Pancras International
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Rotterdam (RTM) LCY - RTM
  3. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal

$131 - $377

Fly East Midlands to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  4h 45m

  1. Fly from East Midlands (EMA) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) EMA - AMS

$65 - $271

Train to London Stansted, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  5h 50m

  1. Take the train from Leicester to Stansted Airport
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) STN - AMS

$108 - $293

Train, train to Doncaster/Sheffied, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  5h 57m

  1. Take the train from Leicester to Sheffield
  2. Take the train from Sheffield to Doncaster
  3. Fly from Doncaster/Sheffied (DSA) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) DSA - AMS

$93 - $370

Train, train to Manchester, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  6h 46m

  1. Take the train from Leicester to Sheffield
  2. Take the train from Sheffield to Manchester Airport
  3. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) MAN - AMS

$95 - $281

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Leicester to Amsterdam is to bus which costs £24 - £35 and takes 14h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Leicester to Amsterdam is to fly which costs £50 - £210 and takes 4h 45m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Leicester station to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station and arriving at Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk via London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Leicester to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Leicester and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal via London St. Pancras Int.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 2m.

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The distance between Leicester and Amsterdam is 255 miles.

The best way to get from Leicester to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 6h 2m and costs £100 - £290.

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It takes approximately 6h 2m to get from Leicester to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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Leicester to Amsterdam bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Leicester St Margarets Bus Station.

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Leicester to Amsterdam train services, operated by East Midlands Trains, depart from Leicester station.

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The best way to get from Leicester to Amsterdam is to train which takes 6h 2m and costs £100 - £290. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £24 - £35 and takes 14h 20m, you could also fly, which costs £50 - £210 and takes 4h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Leicester to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 255.3 miles
  • Duration: 6h 2m

What companies run services between Leicester, England and Amsterdam, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Leicester to Amsterdam via London St Pancras International and London St. Pancras Int. in around 6h 2m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Leicester to Amsterdam via London Victoria Coach Station and London in around 14h 20m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Luton to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flights from London Stansted to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $270
Flights from Manchester to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Birmingham to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Flights from East Midlands to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Doncaster/Sheffied to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Flights from Manchester to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Flights from Manchester to Amsterdam Schiphol via Southampton
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $350
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
51m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Manchester to Amsterdam Schiphol via London City
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Manchester to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Birmingham to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Flights from Manchester to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Luton to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $270
Train operators
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Leicester to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$22 - $35
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $95
Train from Leicester to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$16 - $23
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Train from Leicester to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$13 - $20
Off-Peak Single
$27 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras Int. to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$90 - $310
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$90 - $310
Premier
$230 - $350
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Leicester to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $70
Train from Leicester to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
Train from Leicester to Stansted Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $80
Train from Sheffield to Doncaster
Ave. Duration
23m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Single
$28 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$12 - $19
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Schiedam Centrum to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to Doncaster
Ave. Duration
24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $9
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $12
Train from Sheffield to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $16
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $30
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
National Express
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from London to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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The quickest flight from Birmingham Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Leicester to Amsterdam bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk station.

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Amsterdam is 1h ahead of Leicester. It is currently 5:04 AM in Leicester and 6:04 AM in Amsterdam.

Leicester to Amsterdam train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at Amsterdam Centraal station.

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KLM and Flybe offer flights from Birmingham Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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There are 2614+ hotels available in Amsterdam. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Leicester to East Midlands Airport is to bus which takes 57m and costs £3 - £8.

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